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Israel marks Holocaust remembrance day with somber ceremonyIsrael is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in World War II
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Egypt president in Saudi Arabia to reaffirm tiesEgypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in his first visit to the kingdom since a rare public spat last year erupted over diverging policies on Syria
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FILE -- In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, released by the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi King Salman, right, and Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wave as they leave the hall after talks with the British prime minister, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. King Salman  issued a decree late Saturday, April 22, 2017, reinstating public sector perks after a drop in oil prices forced the kingdom to curb big-ticket spending and implement sensitive austerity measures. The decree states that King Salman has reinstated all allowances, privileges and financial premiums given to civil and military officials. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)
Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with TrumpSaudi Arabia's King Salman has named one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U.S.
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Officials: Suspected US strike kills 3 al-Qaida operativesYemeni tribal and security officials say a suspected U.S. airstrike has killed three al-Qaida operatives on Yemen's southern coast
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Israel-China construction deal reportedly bans settlementsIsrael and China have signed a deal to bring Chinese construction workers to Israel, but the workers will reportedly be barred from building in West Bank settlements at China's insistence
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Plight of Palestinian refugees now spans 5 generationsThe plight of Palestinians uprooted by Israeli-Arab wars now spans five generations, one of the longest-running refugee crises
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Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel AvivA Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested, the latest violence in a wave of attacks by Palestinians in the last year and a half, Israeli police say
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Visitors listen to a guide during a tour the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Israel is marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day beginning at sunset Sunday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews fallsA report released by Israeli researchers says violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, while other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. campuses
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Saudis reinstate public sector perks after 7-month cutbackSaudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a decree reinstating public sector perks after a drop in oil prices forced the kingdom to curb big-ticket spending and implement sensitive austerity measures
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Syrian troops capture central town after heavy clashesSyrian government forces have captured a central town and adjacent villages, boosting security in nearby areas loyal to President Bashar Assad, and marched deeper into a rebel-held neighborhood of Damascus
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Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctionsAn Iranian presidential candidate says the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers has failed to lift sanctions or improve the country's economy
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Islamic State attacks Iraq police base, 1 killedIraqi officials say Islamic State militants have attacked a police base in a town that is being used as a staging ground for the Mosul offensive, killing at least one policeman
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Plight of Palestinian refugees now spans 5 generationsThe plight of Palestinians uprooted by Israeli-Arab wars now spans five generations, one of the longest-running refugee crises
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UN Gaza staffer out after allegations of Hamas tiesThe United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees says a Gaza staffer suspected of being elected to the Islamic militant Hamas group's leadership no longer works for the agency
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Opposition: Missiles knock out hospital in Syria's northAn opposition war monitor and media platform say missiles have knocked out a medical center in Syria's rebel-held northern province
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